Giles Foods plans to strengthen its position in the sweet bakery market by increasing space at its Warminster factory by a third.

A new 6,550sq ft unit will be added to the bakery, which produces Danish pastries, croissants, tarts and buns for supermarket ISBs and foodservice distributors, following a £1.5m equipment investment programme.

In the past 18 months, the firm has invested in a Comas pie and tart line and a new croissant line and pastry brake. New icing technology will be installed by the end of autumn. The factory extension "will enable our improvement programme to really pay dividends", said sales and marketing director David Marx.